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Good morning my sweet and wonderful big boy Merlin.

September 17th 2013 11:03 pm
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Good morning Merlin my so sweet and wonderful big boy.

Well, its a better day today then yesterday, its extremely cloudy with some blue sky poking through but thankfully no rain or wind, although the air is very damp, not humid, just damp.

I've got to check out the weather for the next week as I've got some planing to do. I've got some runner bean seeds and some seed potatoes, which have got to be prepared before plating, but I can't plant if there is a bad storm on the way as it will destroy anything I plant. I've also got to prepare the seed beds, get rid of any weeds and break up the soil. Hopefully I will have baby new potatoes and freshly picked runner beans for Christmas day lunch, so I may have to do two lots of planting, one lot early and the second lot later. There's nothing like new baby potatoes and fresh runner beans picked the same day as they are cooked. My mouth is watering already.

This year Mike is going to have to play Santa for Mia, the Santa suit didn't quite fit me last year and Mia didn't seem that interested. We'll see how it goes.

I suppose its time that you went and had some fun with your buddies my boy.

I love and I miss you so much Merlin, please do not forget that my boy, when I cross the bridge I would like it if you were there waiting for me.

Your ever loving Daddy.

 

My sweet and wonderful big boy Merlin

September 17th 2013 2:10 am
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Good morning Merlin my sweet and wonderful big boy.

The weather is really nasty again today, its very overcast with a misty rain, there is a breeze, nothing too bad, but it is a bit chilly outside. I don't think you would like running and playing outside today, Molly has come back indoors, Spud has stayed outside, but then again there's no accounting for Spuds actions.

Mia is unwell again, she's very chesty and crying. We're starting to think that she could well be allergic to cats, I keep telling Melissa there's too many cats in the house, she should never have taken on the last four to try and get rid of from a friend who was moving overseas. If Melissa had asked me I would have put the kibosh on four more moggies. I guess that's why she never asked me, but I have told her NO MORE CATS!!!!

I'm still working in my head what I want to do with the trailer and the materials and tools I am going to need, on top of that I am thinking about growing potatoes and runner beans. Getting hold of runner bean seeds is easy, getting hold of seed potatoes not so much. One thing that worries me is the high winds we get here, its going to blow over any structure I build for the runner beans. The best place for the runner beans is also very exposed. I'll work it out somehow.

I guess its time for you to go and have some fun with your buddies.

I love you so much Merlin, so much my boy.

Your ever loving Daddy.

 

My sweet and wonderful big boy Merlin

September 16th 2013 12:31 am
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Good morning Merlin my sweet and wonderful big boy.

Well, its a lot better this morning then it was yesterday, its still very overcast, but the wind has died down, now there is only a very gentle breeze, although a bit chilly, its not too cold. After I posted your diary on Dogster it rained like I have never seen rain before, even heavier then the monsoon when I was stationed in the Far East. I wouldn't mind betting that some people have been flooded out. Its been the warmest but wettest winter for many many years, I'm just wondering what summer is going to be like, I hope its not too hot.

Talking of summer, I wonder what Mia is going to be like on Christmas day now she can take in a lot more. Obviously your mum is spoiling her something rotten, she's already buying Mia toys and putting them away. I'd like to get her a swing set with a see-saw and a slide, as she is a very adventurous little girl now, I need to mention that she has now worked out how to and is big enough to open the front door!!! That little girl is like a sponge, she soaks information up like I've never seen before, even with Mike and Melissa at that age. Very clever little girl.

When I let the pack out Spud has got to bark and bark, I end up chasing him around so he stops. As I have said time and time again, Spud can be so sweet, yet at times he's a pain in the neck. I wish you were here to put him in his place, he can be a bit of a bully with Molly at times and I don't like that. I've a good mind to adopt a male GSD puppy and once he grows up he can put Spud in his place, although I don't think your mum would agree.

I suppose its time for you to go play with your buddies and have some more fun and games.

I love you and I miss you so much Merlin, not a day goes by that I don't think of you.

Your ever loving Daddy.

 

My sweet and wonderful big boy Merlin

September 15th 2013 12:52 am
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Good morning Merlin my sweet and wonderful big boy, I hope your weather is better then ours.

Its really nasty today my boy, all night we had high winds and lashing rain, the rain has eased off but the high winds are still here, really really nasty. When I let the dogs out, Molly, Spud and Hobo ran outside, Bella looked out of the window and went back to sleep. Molly, Spud and Hobo didn't stay outside for very long before they were scratching at the door to be let inside, they did their ablutions and must have thought “Enough of this, too windy and cold.”

Molly is laying curled up alongside my feet under the desk, it looks like she's going to be asleep quite soon, in fact she IS asleep. Last night I had to push her off my bed as I couldn't get in, she got off very reluctantly then Bella started growling at her, so I told Molly to jump up but she ignored me! Seems she was having a moody, which I was warned about a while ago that female GSD's do tend to have mood swings. But for all that she is still a sweet little girl.

Mia's concert went down quite well, but the little ones were a bit overawed by it all and just stood there looking at the audience, bless their little hearts.

I suppose its time for you to go play and have some fun with your buddies my boy.

I love you so much Merlin.

Your ever loving Daddy

 

My sweet and wonderful big boy Merlin

September 13th 2013 11:09 pm
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Good morning Merlin my sweet and wonderful big boy.

It a bit of a nasty day today. It began raining last night and its still raining and quite cold, not quite freezing but not very nice at all. When I let the dog out later they are going to run around and get soaking wet, which means I'll have to close the bedroom doors to keep them jumping on the beds. Nothing more nasty then jumping into bed and find out that its wet. YUCK!

Today Mia's play school is having a concert with Mia wearing a pink tutu and doing all manner of dances. She is such a sweetheart Merlin, I am so proud of her. She is growing up beautifully, her character is building beautifully, and she has got a wicked sense of humour, she is definitely my kind of grandchild, I couldn't have wished for better.

I am thinking what I can have for breakfast/lunch or brunch as they call it. Talking of breakfast, Mia was getting into the dogs dry food and handing it out to the dogs, the dogs must think its their birthday or something. Your mum has had to put the bag of dry food out of the way so Mia can't get to it. I thought it was hilarious, her mum and your mum didn't seem to think so.

I guess its time for you to go play and have some fun with your buddies.

I love you my boy and I miss you.

Your ever loving Daddy.

 

My sweet and wonderful big boy Merlin

September 13th 2013 2:14 am
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Good morning Merlin my sweet and wonderful big boy.

Its very overcast this morning, with a fresh breeze, its a little chilly but not too cold, as long as it doesn't rain it should be a good run and play day for you my boy chasing Spud all you wanted to.

I got up at 6 am this morning to visit the bathroom, Molly was awake and came with me. As I was done and washing my hands I could smell something extremely foul, I turned around and saw Molly had not only pee'd she also did a poo. I was so annoyed with her Merlin so I told her off in no uncertain terms. I suppose she thought it was the right place being the bathroom and toilet.

When the dogs go out in the morning I hold back Spud, because otherwise he and Molly play fight and he barks his head off. I hold him back just long enough for him to clam down then I let him go. It doesn't always work, but it worked this morning. I'm surprised we don't get more complaints from the neighbours with his barking. I just wish he will stop it.

I am getting more and more idea's for the trailer, I'll have to put it all down on paper soon. If I can get all the material and tools I need it should turn out brilliant.

I guess its time to go play with your buddies my boy and have some fun.

I love you so much Merlin, never forget that OK?

Your ever loving Daddy.

 

My sweet and wonderful big boy Merlin

September 12th 2013 12:18 am
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Good morning Merlin my sweet and wonderful big boy, I hope that you are having lots of fun and games chasing and running and rough and tumbling after a nice hearty breakfast.

Its a gorgeous day today, its so bright and sunny, albeit quite fresh, there's a soft gentle breeze and no cloud. It would really make a lovely run and play day for you my boy and maybe install some discipline in Spud. I just let them out and they ran straight to the back fence and began barking at the dogs on the property next door. I must admit Molly stays out of it, its as if she knows its wrong, not so for Spud, Bella and Hobo. At times those three drive me bonkers.

Your mums car is getting lighter and lighter on petrol now. I told her that a new engine always uses more fuel and oil, its needs time to settle in. She filled her car and worked out that its doing 48 miles to the gallon as opposed to 14 miles to the gallon for the Land Rover! Your mum is saving a small fortune in petrol each month now, which makes her a lot happier, which makes me happier.

Now Bella is barking to come inside, she can never make her mind up. She wants out, I let her out, then she barks to come in, then she barks to go outside a little while later.

I guess its time for you to go play and have some fun with your buddies.

I love you so much Merlin.

Your ever loving Daddy.

 

My sweet and wonderful big boy Merlin

September 11th 2013 12:20 am
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Good morning my sweet and wonderful big boy. Its quite a nice day today, its still cloudy but the sun is pushing through, its not too cold just a bit fresh and there's no wind thankfully, but it was cold during the night. It looks like spring is here at last and it will start getting hotter and hotter, which means keeping an eye out for snakes. I don't care if they are protected or that they do some sort of good job, if it means my Granddaughter, my family including Molly, Spud, Bella and Hobo the snakes lose out every time. We've already had a Cobra and a Puff Adder, the Cobra went away, the Puff Adder didn't so he had to be evicted.

I've got quite a few repairs to do to the trailer plus I want to modify it quite a bit so that should keep me occupied for a while once I get hold of the material, like the steel and the wood, plus of course all the nuts, bolts, screws and of course welding supplies.

Mike my son best friend Sean phoned him last week and told him that his dad had died. It was quite a shock, Chris was such a nice fellow, I always liked him. Its quite a shock for Sean and the family, Sean should have been at sea when his dad died but thankfully he called off the trip. Rest in Peace Chris, you will be missed.

Sorry to end on such a sad note Merlin, but I guess its time that you went and had some fun with your buddies.

I love you my boy so much

Your ever loving Daddy

 

MERLIN MERLIN MERLIN.

September 10th 2013 2:11 am
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Good morning Merlin my sweet and wonderful big boy.

Congratulations again Merlin, your diary has been featured. Well done my boy, I am so proud of you.

It another over cast day but thankfully no rain (so far) and no wind, its very much like yesterday and its not too bad a play day, you could run around chasing Spud as much as you liked without over heating.

Mia my Granddaughter loves going walkabout on the property, she is so interested in everything, she is like a sponge taking everything in, she points at tree's, butterflies, crows flying overhead squawking, ants and termites, everything is interesting to her, she really is a wonderful child Merlin, she's my little treasure. I do love her so much and I know you would too. Mia loves Molly, Mia wraps her arms around Molly and says “AHHHHH,” its so sweet.

We had a water leak last night and had to call out a plumber, the chap turned up not long after and fixed the leak, all done and dusted within half an hour. I'm going to thank then for their service, its not often we get service like that in South Africa. Brilliant.

I can't remember if I told you, I was talking to Mike my son when he suddenly burst out laughing, I turned around to see Mia sitting in the dogs water bowl, she was walking backwards I assume and when her heels touched the bowl it made her sit down.

I guess its time for you to go play with your buddies and have some fun.

I love you so much Merlin my sweet and precious boy.

Your ever loving Daddy.

 

MERLIN MERLIN MERLIN.

September 9th 2013 12:50 am
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Good morning Merlin my sweet and wonderful big boy.

CONGRATULATIONS MERLIN, your diary has been selected in one of “Today's Picks.” Congratulations and well done my boy.

Its quite like yesterday here, its very overcast but the sun comes shinning through, its not too cold just a bit fresh and there is no wind. So all in all it could be a good run and play day for you my boy, chasing Spud as much as you liked.

Mike gave Mia a ride on the tractor again yesterday while he collected a few bits of tree branches on the trailer that had blown off in high winds. Mike couldn't love Mia any more if she was his child, he really loves that little girl, his face lights up when they play together. Mia was a bit naughty though yesterday, she threw a temper tantrum. She was laying on the floor screaming (and I mean screaming, it was hurting my ears) because her mum Melissa was ignoring her. If I had my say I'd smack her bum and send her into her room, I'm not one of those touchy feely people. I brought both of my children up with discipline, not spiteful or nasty, and both of them turned out wonderful, kids to be proud of. One woman even remarked “I wish my daughter would date your son Mike, he's so very respectful and polite.”

All the dogs are outside playing at the moment, running around sniffing and exploring, I'm keeping an eye on the window making sure they don't go near the fence next door.

I guess its time for you to go play and have some fun my boy with your buddies.

I love you so much Merlin

Your ever loving Daddy.

 
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